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Digital Trust Dialogues: India needs safety dialogues for women

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Human safety is the need of the hour and that can be best ensured by using the best technology available at this point of time. In other words online safety for women has become the utmost need of the time. India needs safety dialogues for women in order to reduce online crime against them.

This blog is selected as part of the Digital Trust Dialogues presented by SheThePeople in partnership with Google

Urban and semi urban centers, tourist destinations and highways have been witnessing frequent attacks on women folk. Even school girls are being targeted. Although there are some helpline telephone numbers which are dedicated to the safety of women but unfortunately in several cases the response is either late or negative. It’s time for some long lasting solutions. Perhaps a dialogue and a conversation to improve the safety of women. We yet need some fast and accurate services in this field. Internet is here to carry the “may day” calls to the services providers after all.

Digital Trust Dialogues by SheThePeople and GoogleAlthough there are some helpline telephone numbers which are dedicated to the safety of women but unfortunately in several cases the response is either late or negative.

The online system of safety for women is bound to increase the accountability of the persons engaged in business. At the same time it is helpful and more accurate in finding the location from where the call is being made. It is also likely to inform the victims that will not only help the needy ones but also spread awareness among several others. The cruelties, brutality, harassment and several other ill-treatment against women are not of the same nature. They come with a heightened tag of ‘being woman’. At the same point of time there is need of assistance from external sources and also the survivors are required to harvest assistance within themselves.

Online safety for women is critical. We must move swiftly on it.

Increasing cyber-crime has weakened people’s faith in online services. Especially in this sort of matter. Could the answers lie in software? Could they like in authorities? Perhaps the answer is in the middle. Are we really civilised? This question hits us whenever there is a report of molestation, rape, bride burning etc. What can we do? Can we do something at all? We need to think about this matter. Could we find solutions from an early stage? Online safety for women is critical. We must move swiftly on it.

Priyanshu Prem is a student of Satyawati College, New Delhi and this effort is a part of Google India and SheThePeople initiative Digital Trust Dialogues across colleges in India.